Whether you are facing a contested divorce or uncontested divorce our family law attorneys will work with you to outline your divorce goals and prepare you for your case.
Spousal maintenance or alimony is money paid to your ex to maintain a standard of living they were used to during your marriage. Sinclair Law Office will fight to protect your financial interests.
When an organization like CPS tries taking you to court, you need an experienced advocate like one of the attorneys at the Sinclair Law Office, PC fighting for you and your children.
We help our clients identify all the relevant issues that the prenuptial agreement may need to address. Having an attorney help you prepare a prenuptial agreement ensures that it is done appropriately, thoroughly, and correctly.
What to Expect from Our Services
Many people have reservations about seeking legal representation. In most cases, this is because people do not really know what a lawyer does. In reality, attorneys see their role in the courtroom differently. At the Sinclair Law Office, PC our attorneys believe that the lawyer’s responsibility is to be an advocate for their client. We use our education, training, and experience to fight for, and defend the rights and interests of, our clients.
It is been our experience that the most successful legal cases are the ones where both attorney and client are on the same page. As a result, we believe that an integral part of providing the best legal representation to our clients is taking the time to make sure that you understand exactly what is happening, what is going to happen, what you can do about it, and how we are going to help you through it. Ensuring that our clients understand the circumstances and details of their case is another way that we advocate for you. An opposing legal party can easily manipulate someone who does not understand the legal implications of what may seem like small or mundane requests. We make sure that our clients can anticipate these pitfalls and protect themselves from legal missteps.
The next section of this page provides an overview of what you can expect from a consultation. After meeting with one of our lawyers, you will have a much better idea of what to expect from the rest of the process.
What to Expect During a Consultation
Before we can begin working with you on your case, we need to meet you for a consultation appointment. These appointments usually last about an hour. When you arrive at our office, we will provide you with paperwork to fill out before you meet with an attorney. Once you are finished with that paperwork, you will meet with one of our attorneys to discuss your case and goals.
During this consultation, your attorney will explain to you what you can expect based on the facts and goals that you provide. This means explaining what steps you will need to take, specific actions that you need to make, documents to provide, events to record, things to expect, and the challenges that may come up during the process. We will also make sure that you know why you will need to take care of certain things in certain ways.
Once we know the facts of your case, we will send you home with personally tailored homework. This homework will tell you exactly what information and documents you will need to gather in order to help us develop your case. You will also leave with several informational sheets summarizing what was discussed in the consultation and providing you with additional information about your case and what to expect.
How to Prepare for a Consultation
As a general rule, the more information that you can give us, the better. Our attorneys can quickly filter through what is and is not relevant to your case.
Some important documents to bring with you include:
- Any petitions or other documents that have been served on you
- Any final order or decree from a previous suit that pertains to this suit
- Any documents, notices, or letters you have received thus far
Depending on your case, some other helpful information includes:
- The sequence of events related to your case
- Basic information about your children (e.g., age, special needs, healthcare, etc.)
- You and your spouse’s employment information
- Employment benefits that you or your spouse receive through work
- Any special payment or work schedules (e.g., one week on/one week off, night shift, 3-day week/12-hour shifts, etc.)
- Financial assets (e.g., cash/savings, land, real estate, personal property that you own, etc.)
- Financial debts (e.g., mortgages, loans, credit cards, etc.)
Never delay seeking legal advice because you do not have all the information readily available. The sooner that we are able to start working on your case, the better we will able to help you.